CRN Names Nexenta to 2018 Software-Defined Data Center 50 List

Nexenta Leads with Open Software-Defined Storage Software Portfolio for Hybrid and Multi Clouds

SAN JOSE, Calif.—April 16, 2018 — Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Nexenta to its 2018 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list.

The list recognizes companies that are teaming with solution providers to give dramatic advances in data center compute, storage and network automation and intelligence. The 2018 Software-Defined Data Center 50 is based on ongoing feedback throughout the year from solution providers on the strength of the vendors’ technology portfolio, channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with business and sales impact on the channel.

Nexenta offers an all-encompassing portfolio of market-leading software-defined storage products. Designed to give customers scalable and flexible storage while lowering your TCO, Nexenta’s product portfolio ultimately creates a tailored solution to fit your enterprise needs. Nexenta’s portfolio includes:

  • NexentaStor: Nexenta’s flagship Open Source-driven Software Defined Storage (OpenSDS) solution delivers unified file and block storage services, runs on industry standard hardware, scales from tens of terabytes to petabyte configurations, and includes all data management functionality by default.
  • NexentaEdge: Provides scale-out Object (S3 and Swift), Block, and File storage services supplying cluster-wide inline deduplication, compression and enterprise grade data integrity.
  • NexentaCloud: Based on NexentaStor, NexentaCloud in AWS allows customers to leverage the public cloud, for use cases including disaster recovery, to deliver enterprise storage with a consistent storage management framework across your hybrid cloud.
  • NexentaFusion: Simplified scaling and management through a single pane for reporting, monitoring, analytics, and orchestration for your storage assets.

 “CRN’s 2018 Software-Defined Data Center 50 are being singled out for innovative software that is automating and simplifying compute, storage and networking," said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “These software-defined data center leaders are working hand in hand with partners to deliver intelligent applications and automate once-labor-intensive infrastructure management. We congratulate them for their innovative products and for their commitment to delivering more intelligent and dynamic infrastructure for customers transforming their businesses. These vendors are making the promise of the autonomous data center a reality.”

“It is an honor to be recognized again in CRN Software-Defined Data Center 50 list,” said Don Lopes, Vice President, Marketing & Channels. “As a leader in SDDC technologies, this award reflects the success we’ve achieved with our partners as they look to give agile, multi-protocol SDS solutions, running on all-flash to all-HDD in public, private, hybrid, and multi cloud environments.   ”

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Nexenta is the market creator and leader in Open Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) software solutions for Hybrid and Multi Cloud enterprise environments via Nexenta AnyCloud vision; with nearly 6,000 customers, 300 partners, 50 patents, and more than 2,000 petabytes of storage capacity under management; disrupting and democratizing one of the largest and most oligopolistic IT market segments nearing $100B in size by 2020. Nexenta uniquely integrates its hardware-agnostic software-only enterprise OpenSDS innovation with deep “open source” collaboration via some of the most active communities with 45,000+ members. Nexenta enables a wide variety of workloads from legacy enterprise to next-gen cloud-native apps, on any cloud platform, any protocol and any hardware infrastructure to power the largest and most cost/performant data centers globally. Nexenta OpenSDS solution portfolio is 100% software-based for both on and off premise settings. Nexenta provides organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive legacy storage hardware vendor practices including, long term “vendor-lock-in”, “vendor-bait-n-switch”, and “vendor-rip-n-replace.” Beyond its industry-leading software innovation and multi-channel distribution, Nexenta also provides comprehensive enterprise-class support and services 24x7, globally.

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